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Scottish rugby star urges people to stand “As One” with CHAS for sports fundraiser

Posted: 26th August 2020

Scottish rugby star, Stuart McInally is urging people to stand “As One” with Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS) by taking part in a special sports fundraiser.

The Big Sporty Quiz will take place on Facebook Live at 7pm on Friday 28th August, with questions being asked by famous faces from the world of sport such as Frank McAvennie and Liz McColgan.

The host for the evening is popular Scottish broadcaster, David Tanner who will put everyone’s sporting knowledge to the test over seven rounds on a range of topics including football history, rugby, tennis and golf.

As Scotland’s only children’s hospice charity, CHAS helps support children with life-shortening conditions and their families to make special memories that will last forever.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the charity, like many others, has had to dramatically transform the way in which it operates and adapt to new ways of fundraising.

Other well-known sporting personalities taking part in the Big Sporty Quiz include Scottish International rugby star, Jonny Gray; three-time Olympian, Hannah Miley; footballer, Lizzie Arnot; Scotland Women’s Football Manager, Shelley Kerr; ex-Scotland rugby player, Kenny Logan and his TV presenter wife, Gabby Logan.

Line of Duty star, Martin Compston, who is a former professional Scottish footballer will also be asking a question on the night from his home in Las Vegas.

In addition to the quiz, there will also be a raffle and an online auction with some truly fantastic prizes to be won including a signed Scotland rugby shirt, a signed Scotland rugby ball, a top signed by both Chris Hoy and Adam Peaty, an Auchentoshan Distillery tour, two premiership hospitality match tickets and a two-night golf trip to Aberdeen plus many more.

In a special video message for CHAS which can be viewed here, Scottish rugby star and Edinburgh captain, Stuart McInally said: “Families who use CHAS are facing extremely difficult times throughout this terrible pandemic. With many children needing to shield from others it can be isolating and scary for them and their families.

“We need to stand as one with CHAS and help them continue providing these moments of joy, even when the families can’t all be together. If you can help please do by texting SPORTY to 70450 and donating £3. We’ll see you Friday!”

CHAS Community Fundraiser and quiz organiser, Emma Moore said: “We are so grateful to all the amazing stars such as Stuart who are giving up their time so generously to support our Big Sporty Quiz and to our event host, David Tanner, who has over 30 years of experience in broadcasting.

“We would also like to say a huge thank you to all our fantastic sponsors who have donated some truly incredible prizes.

“The Big Sporty Quiz is shaping up to be a fantastic fun event and we hope as many people join us as possible on the night. By taking part, you’ll not only have a fun night, you will also be helping CHAS continue its work keeping the joy alive for some of Scotland’s most vulnerable children and their families.”

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, CHAS has continued to support children with life-shortening conditions across Scotland.

While both Rachel House in Kinross and Robin House in Balloch have been providing end of life care, the charity has also extended its CHAS at Home service and now also runs a virtual children’s hospice to support families who are having to completely self-isolate.

Through this service, families are offered extensive support by phone and video on important issues such as clinical guidance, financial advice and bereavement. CHAS family support teams also offer a range of interactive activities, art clubs, storytelling and friendship calls to children and parents.

For more information or to sign up to the Big Sporty Quiz visit:  https://www.facebook.com/events/658954581494559

 

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